Passion, Poison & Politics Talk & Tour

Saturday 18th June, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.


Passion, Poison & Politics Talk & Tour

Join us in the idyllic setting of our gardens for an intriguing talk on Shakespeare’s relationship to Botany and a tour around our Gardens to discover the plants mentioned.

Michael Arkle, our very brilliant Garden Volunteer and Friend of the 1620s House and Garden will present his well researched and fascinating talk:

Passion, Poison and Politics; will focus on how Shakespeare used plants as imagery in his poems and plays. The ‘Passion’ is conveyed through the strong expression of emotion displayed in his words, the politics is reflected in his profound interest in the colour of roses and political allegiance, and poison picks up the fact that the plot of three plays revolve around the use of lethal or mind-altering plant-based medication.


The barn will be open for refreshments.

Ticket price is £6 per person, pre booking advised

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